Education is being taken over by corporate interests and religious extremists whose intent is to privatize for profit and dismantle public education in the case of the former, and to replace scientific information with fundamentalist, patriarchal religious dogma in the case of the latter. Our educational institutions are in crisis and citizens’ access to education threatened.
See these articles:
“The Corporate Takeover of Education” by Luma Nichol http://www.socialism.com/drupal-6.8/?q=node/2120
“The dark side of home schooling: creating soldiers for the culture war” by Katherine Stewart
Religious groups pushing for more and more influence in public schools: